Shemaroo has been at the forefront of the infinitely exciting Indian
Entertainment Industry since four decades. No surprise then, that the
brand has become synonymous with quality entertainment in the country
today, generating an immense amount of respect, trust and goodwill from
its partners and vendors.
What began as a family business has blossomed into a smoothly-run
professional setup. Located in the heart of the suburban business
district- Andheri in Mumbai, ‘Shemaroo House’ has the best working
environment any professional could ask for, with state-of-the-art
infrastructure conducive to performance and all facilities under one
roof. Shemaroo’s modern digital postproduction studio is also housed in
the same location.
Over the years, acquiring and distributing various rights for use on
cable, satellite, internet and home video, Shemaroo has now evolved and
emerged as the top source of Broadcast Content for leading
Channels and is today popularly known as a major ‘Content House’ for
Hindi films. Shemaroo acquires rights for not only Indian territories
but also overseas markets and in some cases world rights as well.
Shemaroo owns the Satellite and Cable rights for over 700 films, VCD and
DVD rights for over 1000 films and the terrestrial television rights
(India and whole world) for more than 150 films.
The Home Video Division is second to none in India, with a catalogue of
more than 1000 titles including several mega-hit films. The catalog
includes some of the best names in the industry like Raj Kapoor (RK
Films), Subhash Ghai, Bimal Roy, B.R. Chopra, Hrishikesh Mukherji, Dev
Anand among others. From classics of yesteryears to the latest
blockbusters . . . the best stars, the best movies, the best songs, the
best directors . . . we have it all - the A to Z of entertainment!!!
Whether it is - Romance, Comedy, Drama, Suspense or Classics - we have
the best in every genre. Moreover, Shemaroo DVDs run on all DVD players
anywhere in the world. We also have a full-fledged anti-piracy team that
spearheads raids and enforces the laws against piracy. With a presence
in more than 50 countries, Shemaroo has taken classic Bollywood Films
across the globe to Hindi Film fans all over the world. The demand for
Shemaroo products has been phenomenal in the US, U.K., Singapore, Fiji,
UAE and Australian markets.
In addition to providing the best in home entertainment, Shemaroo has
emerged as a one-stop source in professional production and
postproduction services for the entertainment industry. The company has
state-of-the-art studio facilities, equipped with highly sophisticated
studio hardware and software.
Shemaroo has also made a direct foray into film-making with its Films
Division. ‘Omkara’, under Shemaroo’s banner, was a massive success.
‘Maaza Navra Tuzi Baiko’ – was Shemaroo’s first film in the regional
category and it was the highest grosser movie in Marathi Cinema for the
Being a content major, today Shemaroo aims to make it big in other
virgin territories. Given our marketing and distribution strengths, we
look forward to bringing unique entertainment genres across various
platforms that audiences will love to consume. Shemaroo has thus carved
a niche for itself not only in the home video segment but also in
entertainment at large. We promise to continue providing wholesome
entertainment and quality content to film lovers all over the world.
History & Background: Over 4 glorious decades of Customer Satisfaction
It all began in 1962, when Shemaroo took the initiative and pioneered
Bombay's first circulating Book Library. During this time when reading
was the biggest form of entertainment - Shemaroo Book Library and its
extension for children Shemaroo Kidz – became popular. Around 1978-79
Shemaroo further pioneered the video boom in India by setting up India's
first Video Library in Bombay. Already a household name in terms of
quality and service, Shemaroo diversified into the acquisition of Video
rights in 1986-87. Shemaroo steadily amassed a treasure trove of popular
Hindi movies and film based videos. Meanwhile, Shemaroo's distribution
network spread across the country including metros, mini-metros, large
and small towns - where we have our own distributors and
From VHS then, to VCDs and DVDs today, entertainment media has kept
refining and redefining itself to suit modern market demands. And so has
Shemaroo. Armed with a veritable archive of Hindi films, Shemaroo
penetrated into the Cable and Satellite TV scene, offering films for
exhibition on various networks. To bring its excellent library of movies
to millions of small screens spread across the country, Shemaroo joined
hands with Sony Entertainment Television, where we are a joint venture
partner with Sony Pictures Entertainment, USA for more than a decade.
Shemaroo has thus carved a niche for itself today, not only in the home
video segment but also entertainment at large.